We're going to be looking at how to get a code-signing certificate, how to sign code with it and use that to create a setup file. This setup file will contain another signed file that will launch a basic web server. The setup file will create a firewall rule for the server so it won't need to prompt the user with a firewall settings prompt.
# Obtaining a Code Signing Certificate
Purhcase a code-signing certificate: https://cheapsslsecurity.com/comodo/codesigningcertificate.html
Be aware that you will likely need to create a Dun & Bradstreet listing, depending on the company you order the certificate from: https://www.dandb.com/businessdirectory/products/ (this is free)
The validation process will take 1-3 business days if you have entered all of your business information correctly and give them your D-U-N-S (Dun & Bradstreet) number. After you receive an email containing a link to the certificate, follow these directions in the **exact same** browser as the one you used to request the certificate : https://cheapsslsecurity.com/downloads.aspx?ispdf=true&iscs=true&filenm=Comodo_Code_Signing_Collection_Guide.pdf
# Signing a File
[Screenshot] Next, you will need to install Visual Studio with the "Universal Windows App Development Tools" workload. You can click on the list of sub-items and un-select everything except the Windows 10 SDK. You can download Visual Studio here: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=Community&rel=16